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There was no wave of compassion when addicts were hooked on crack – PBS

There was no wave of compassion when addicts were hooked on crack – PBS Faced with a rising national wave of opioid addiction and its consequences, families, law enforcement and political leaders around the nation are linking arms to save souls. But 30 years ago, it was a different story.

Faced with a rising national wave of opioid addiction and its consequences, families, law enforcement and political leaders around the nation are linking arms to save souls. But 30 years ago, it was a different story. Ekow Yankah, a Cardozo School of Law professor, reflects on how race affects our national response to drug abuse.

Ekow N. Yankah is a Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Columbia University School of Law and a B.C.L., a post-graduate law degree from Oxford University, where he was award a Lord Crewe Scholarship. Professor Yankah’s scholarship explores the intersection of analytical jurisprudence, criminal law and political theory. His scholarship has appeared in a variety of books, law reviews and peer reviewed legal theory journals, including Law and Philosophy, Criminal Law and Philosophy, the Illinois Law Review and Criminal Justice Ethics. (Cardoza School of Law).


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